Andrea Sisson

Andrea Sisson is a conceptual contemporary artist. She was a 2010 J. William Fulbright Fellow and her collaborative work has been shown at São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound & Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She is currently MFA candidate at Bard College, Milton Avery School of the Arts.

Her recent work examines material and consumption with a relationship to the digital. She often uses ready-mades and an assortment of materials creating portraits more so than critique. In a clash of class with a temporary and provisional atmosphere, the work is slightly tongue and cheek, with a kind of staged formalism, and on the other hand a sentimental questioning of home. She is interested in new narrative approaches to installation and presentation - sometimes through lecture, digital, and experimental means. She's been long interested in meaning-making by intervening with systems of value - a central theme in a lot of her work.

Sisson began her career with a BA in Design (2010) where she created sculptural and wearable instrument-objects in a semi-synthesis performance-display. After the audio-design thesis, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for academia and art. With the fellowship, Andrea lived in Reykjavik, Iceland authoring the feature-length, experimental documentary, I Send You This PlaceSisson wrote and performs, and with collaborator co-created the imagery, soundscape, and soundtrack. The film, poetically about perceptions of mental illness, garnered a New York Times Review, and Andrea + collaborator was selected for the 2013 Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.